Monday, December 21, 2009

Wintery Snapshots from Germany

This morning, my dad took a walk through snowy Münster, my hometown, to take some pictures for Daniel and me, particularly of the yearly Christmas Market. I thought you might enjoy seeing these as well.

The Christmas Market is an old established December tradition where booths are set up throughout downtown and people offer their handmade crafts and gifts, food and drink. It's always fun and festive, but with a little bit of snow, it's even more magical!

There has to be food (good German sausages in this case)...
... and drink - hot mulled wine at this stand ...
... pretty nicknacks to admire and maybe purchase ...

... and of course a few fun rides for the little kids!
I hope you enjoyed this wintery stroll through Münster's Christmas Market! Wishing you all a lovely day!!


  1. The Christmas market looks like great fun! Wishing you & your family a very happy holiday season. Hugs, Diane

  2. Delightful! I love the little shops and The SNOW!!! **she said from her warm desert dwelling** It is so magical. **blows merry kisses** Deb

  3. What a delight it must be !!! Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!

  4. Thanks for the trp to Germany oh how I would love to be in Europe at Christmas it looks so magical. Thank you for the comment on my blog about friendly ghosts.

  5. I enjoyed my stroll immensely, especially my stop at the German sausage stand. I once had a real German sausage, and have had nothing but second rate sausage since...maybe that is why we no longer eat much meat.:) Anyway, your tour was very cheery and I enjoyed my walk through the Munster market.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I love it Silke, thank you for sharing your beautiful homeland with us.

    I see that you come from a most beautiful place.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  7. Lovely!

    Sweet Friend you have a special gift waiting to be sent to you... :)

    You have won the give-away on my blog.

    If I could get your address I will mail your lovely necklace ASAP!

    I hope that you are well. Your work is looking so wonderful!

    Take Care.

  8. oh how wonderful Silke!!! these photos are precious!!! I love them ...thank you for sharing these....hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!!


  9. Thanks for taking us on a stroll over the Weihnachtsmarkt.
    Our temps have gone up over freezing, it is raining and the snow is melting quickly...

  10. Wonderful pics! You must miss it! Have a wonderful holiday!

  11. Hallo Silke,
    ich schätze du vermißt den WEihnachtsmarkt ein wenig.
    Bei uns in Aachen gibt es auch einen ganz besonders schönen Markt.
    Alles Liebe

  12. silke, for two plus years i lived in herzogenaurach, near nurnberg, and this brings back so many great is all so familiar it's as if i'm there too!

    thanks for visiting my blog and linking up. i can well relate to your comments.

    happy holidays to you and your family, silke. ♥

  13. Hallo, liebe Silke!

    How lovely to see pictures of our beautiful Germany! It's especially magical at Christmastime, isn't it?

    While my parents now feel they are too old to visit Germany any more (this makes me so sad for them), they do manage to go to the German Christmas market in downtown Chicago every December. I've been there, too, and it's actually quite nice. Not like in Germany, but much closer for us here in Wisconsin.
    Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my blog recently, dear friend! You are truly one of the loveliest people I've met through blogging, and I'm so very glad we've found each other.

    Ich wünsche Dir und Daniel ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.

    Alles, alles Liebe und Gute,

  14. Hi Silke. It looks beautiful over there and thanks so much for sharing the beauty with us. I just wanted to say Merry Christmas because I am on and off and want to be sure that my blogger friends know that I will be thinking of them. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas season. Take care.

  15. That market looks divine! I love the pics!!
    Did the one sign say Christbaum Schmuck? My eyes aren't what they used to be, so who knows.
    We wouldn't dare have a winter craft show like that around here. The wind chills and chance of blizzards are too high, nobody would show up! haha
    Merry Christmas Silke! I've so enjoyed your company this past year in my blog journey!

  16. Enchanting pictures, Silke! Wishing you the best of the season. I hope 2010 brings you all that you wish for. Love xx

  17. It's fun to get a peek at the market in your hometown. It reminds me just a tiny bit of the booths that spring up at Union Square in NYC each Christmas. I think you might have gotten me a gift at the German market once -- possible?

  18. Oh, thanks so much for sharing those lovely photos! The village looks like so much fun! :) Theresa

  19. what a beautiful wonderland!! two years ago when my son was living in cologne, he went to the market there and really loved it!!! and he brought back some of the most wonderful little trinkets for me!! have a beautiful Christmas, silke.....and a happy, creative 2010!! :))

  20. Oh Silke - thanks for taking us along with your pictures from your Dad - I feel like I was there - a magical moment!

  21. Oh silkie it does look so festive I hope you are having sweet time with your family . Have a safe trip home too. Hugs Julie

  22. Thanks for the stroll Silke! I will show my dad later this morning! He's from Berlin but he may know your area! xoxo

  23. I am glad you all enjoyed this virtual stroll as much as I did! I'm lucky that my dad takes his camera everywhere and sends me loads of pictures - it makes my family feel less far away! I so appreciate your comments - they warm my heart - always!! Love, Silke

  24. This is wonderful Silke. It is just like the German Christmas market we have in Bath. It is held every year near the Abbey. I always call it the Fairy Market!;)
    Best wishes, Jo.x

  25. Ooooh I loooove the market....all seem so lovely and dreamy.....wish could be there.....Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you, dear!! Hugs from here......